Latin America is an extremely diverse region and there are tons of things to do and see. As it is so huge, it can be overwhelming to choose the destinations that suit your needs. I have been on three long trips in Latin America and often friends ask me, where they should go and what they should do. To make it easier for you to plan your trip, I have put together a destination guide for eight types of travellers. This Latin America destination guide is based on my personal experiences as well as information I have gathered from friends.
Check out the 8 types of travellers!
1. The Adventurous
You are an explorer and you love a challenge. You travel light but you carry exactly one outfit for every occasion and temperature zone. Your down jacket packs into the zipper pocket. Camping for weeks is not a problem for you and since you have your own tent, you even camp in hostels. Personal hygiene is not your priority and you don’t mind washing yourself in ice-cold mountain rivers. When you travel you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors and you want to experience something exciting every day. Your worst nightmare is spending a holiday at the beach, reading books and tanning. You have had a goggle tan at least once in your life.
Places to visit
Peru: Explore the Huaraz region and do some rock climbing or trekking. Or visit Iquitos and take part in an ayahuasca retreat.
Bolivia: Ride down the world famous death road on a bike for some adrenaline or hike up Huayna Potosi, the easiest 6000m peak in the country.
Chile and Argentina: Do a tour through Patagonia and get lost in nature.
Colombia: Visit the lovely town of San Gil and try out adventure sports such as paragliding, river rafting, or downhill biking.
Places to avoid
Cancun in Mexico, Costa Rica as a whole, Montañita in Ecuador, Machu Picchu in Peru.